htc desire forum
Find Your Forum
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

News: Do you like HTC Desire?      
Advanced search
Scratch-Proof your HTC Desire                      Best Screen Protector for HTC Desire Good Price on HTC Desire
Bookmark HTC Desire Forum
Pages: [1]
Share this topic on AskShare this topic on Del.icio.usShare this topic on DiggShare this topic on FacebookShare this topic on GoogleShare this topic on LiveShare this topic on MySpaceShare this topic on RedditShare this topic on SlashdotShare this topic on SquidooShare this topic on StumbleUponShare this topic on TwitterShare this topic on YahooShare this topic on Google buzz
Author Topic: I can't use applications installated on the SD card.  (Read 3931 times)

Karma: 0
Belgium Belgium

Posts: 37

« on: January 17, 2011, 03:28:25 PM »


Since I installated a lot (more than 100) applications on my phone (a lot on the SD card), I'm experimenting a big problem : When I start my phone, it takes between 4 minutes, one hour, one night or never before loading the applications installated on the SD card.
The SD card is answering and I can browse it whereas applications aren't loaded.
Sometimes the 4 hardware keys are not lighted when I'm using the phone ! I don't know if it is connected with my problem.
The applications installated on the SD card for which I created a shortcut on the desktop cannot be launched and the phone tells me that these apps aren't installated anymore on the phone, but some hours later it works ! But I can always use applications installated in the internal memory of the phone. Moreover, I can't install or uninstall any application through the market / through my phone.

I set the phone to "pm setInstallLocation 2" to allow more applications to be stored on the SD card. My phone isn't rooted. I didn't installated any widget or alarm on the sd card and when I did, I moved it back to the internal memory of the phone.

I know that I installated a lot of applications to test it but I will not keep some of them and I think that testing like I did shouldn't be a problem and now I don't know what to do. If you don't see any solution, I will have to make a factory reset but will this automatically remove some stuffs on my SD card ? For example, I unistalled some days ago the app "Layar" and I still see a folder called "layar" on my sd card so I'm wondering if I wouldn't have to remove some stuffs manually after the phone reset to be sure that I will restart on good bases.
For example, can I just remove everything that is stored on my SD card just after/before the factory reset ? What should I do ?

Moreover, since I can't install/uninstall (nor move an app on the sd card nor on the phone) any app, maybe that I will not be able to reset the phone, I never tried it. How long should take the reset ?

Finally, how could I save my already downloaded apk apps to not have to download it again after reseting my phone ?

« Last Edit: January 17, 2011, 03:33:59 PM by principalement » Logged I can't use applications installated on the SD card.:
Ask and I might answer, Google and you shall find, knock and I'll smack the $#!+ out of you.
Hero Member

Karma: 44
Malaysia Malaysia

Posts: 2740

HTC Desire A8181 - HT08

« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011, 07:53:17 PM »

Full wipe will remove the apps folder on the SD-card. The folder you see in the SD card is just the extra files of the app that is moved there to save our phones from running out of space Smiley
Logged I can't use applications installated on the SD card.:
Pages: [1]

Jump to:  

Got a new phone? Find the forum here

Related Topics
Subject Started by Replies Views Last post
Best HTC Desire Applications « 1 2 3 4 5 »
HTC Desire Applications
desirelover 67 158012 Last post March 12, 2012, 02:07:16 AM
by Iris_21990
Force move applications to SD Card on rooted HTC Desire
HTC Desire Updates and Rooting
Chribonn 3 15993 Last post October 30, 2010, 09:43:31 AM
by sakai4eva
applications usage of data network
HTC Desire
gvm 1 5753 Last post November 09, 2010, 06:19:34 PM
by reebosh
Applications redirect bug?
HTC Desire Troubleshooting
baarb 0 3026 Last post December 05, 2010, 09:05:10 AM
by baarb
Thanks for visiting HTC Desire Forum Powered by SMF 1.1.13 | SMF © 2006-2011, Simple Machines LLC Sitemap

Galaxy S3 | Galaxy Note | Galaxy Nexus | Kindle Fire | Atrix 4G | Motorola Xoom | Windows Phone 7
Nokia Lumia | Tech Support Forum | Top Hosts | Samsung Galaxy Tab | Samsung Galaxy S2 | Samsung Galaxy S | Samsung Wave
HTC Evo 3D | HTC Evo 4G | HTC Incredible | HTC Incredible 2 | HTC Incredible S | HTC Thunderbolt
Motorola Droid Razr
| HTC Desire | HTC Desire HD | HTC Desire Z | HTC Desire S | HTC Wildfire
Motorola Droid | Galaxy Indulge | Nokia N8 | Droid Charge | Droid X | Droid X2 | Droid 2| Droid 3 | Fascinate
HTC Sensation | HTC Flyer | LG Revolution | Asus Transformer | Xperia Play | iPhone 4 | Nexus S | Droid Bionic
HTC One | HTC Wildfire S | HTC Droid Eris

This is an Un-Official fan based Website. The views expressed on this website are solely those of the proprietor, or contributors to the site, and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the parties it covers, and is not affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by parties involved.
If you have a problem with any of the content posted on this website, please contact ""
Term of Use | Privacy Policy | BlackRain 2006 by, Crip